How do I make an appointment?
You can complete the ‘Contact Us’ form through the links on the website and we will get back to you via your preferred method (phone or email) to arrange an appointment.
Do I really need to speak with a career consultant?
If you have been considering a career change for quite a while, or are deeply unsatisfied in your current line of work/study, you may have begun to reach out to friends and family or others in your network (e.g., teachers, bosses, colleagues) for advice. Sometimes it is not enough to talk to people in your network because they may either be ‘too close’ to the situation or may lack relevant job market knowledge. You may feel that you need to speak with a professional as a sounding board or as a way of obtaining key information to assist with your decision-making. Talking with a professional career consultant may help you reflect and think about yourself and future aspirations in a way you have not done previously, paving the way for your career development.
How many sessions of career counselling will I need?
This is a very difficult question to answer. Based on information collected in the first session, an estimate of required sessions will be provided. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to career counselling which is why it is impossible to provide a specific number around sessions. Some clients may choose to engage in one single session, others may require a series of sessions to work through a decision.
Is there any preparation required for the first session?
Prior to the first session you will be emailed some forms and possibly a link for psychometric tests (if this is applicable to your situation). Resumes are also required to be emailed prior to the session to provide the career counsellor with a clear idea of your work and/or study history.
What will happen in my first session of career counselling?
You will be asked what you wish to focus on throughout the session/s and a rough goal will be established. You will also be asked a series of questions about your work/study history. Depending on the outcome of the first session, you are likely to be provided with homework.
Why is there homework between sessions?
Homework helps clients process information discussed in sessions. It may also be used to help the client self-reflect in their own time or to research ideas and career possibilities. Learnings from homework exercises are discussed in subsequent sessions.